Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated and poorest countries in the world. Coastal regions of Bangladesh are environmentally vulnerable and most significantly affected by food shortage and poverty. Only a handful of people are in possession of land and many have no means by which they can earn their livelihood. Despite easy access to rivers and the sea, agricultural endeavors are very difficult so sustain due to problems related to salination and limited possibilities for regular irrigation.
In 2014 Islamic Relief
brought the integrated development project to life which aims to tackle extreme poverty and food shortage of 3.000 environmentally vulnerable households. Most importantly, efforts will be made to teach people how to efficiently make use of resources to secure their own income. Improved access to water and sanitation as well as overall stability and food security will be provided.
In order to fulfill the goals that were set for this project, we need your help! Your contribution can help us accomplish a lot of things and here are just a few examples:
Water, Sanitation & Health
- By the end of 2018, we want to effectively reduce the diseases caused by contaminated drinking water. Your contribution can help us install deep wells, latrines and sanitary facilities. So far we have been able to construct 50 deep wells and well over 2.000 latrines!
- Our most important goal for 2018 is to ensure that the income of at least 80 per cent of beneficiaries increases to a pound per day. In this category, your contribution is used to develop training for beneficiaries (men and women in equal numbers) tailored to their needs and background. We also distribute vegetable seeds and tree seedlings to families, so that agricultural potential can be explored.
- By 2018 we expect to have improved and strengthened the rights of women and children. So far we have been able to host 101 workshops in individual communities to raise people’s awareness about women’s rights, social justice and social security. Your contribution is primarily used to develop, create and distribute learning materials that address a wide range of subjects (food, security, health, school etc.).
Where? District Bhola, Tazumuddin (Bangladesh)
Who? 3.000 poorest households
Project Goals? Income security, Water, Sanitation & Health, Disaster Prevention, Nutrition, Education, Children, Micro Finances